68Ga DOTA-Exendin PET/CT for Detection of Insulinoma in a Patient With Persistent Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia

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Abstract

Insulinomas are the most common functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and the leading cause of persistent hypoglycemia with hyperinsulinemia in adults. Glucagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP) receptor analogs are the latest agents being used in the detection of insulinomas, with initial reports suggesting high sensitivity due to universal GLP1 receptor expression on these tumors. PET/CT imaging in this patient using 68Ga DOTA-Exendin, a GLP receptor analog, proved useful for accurate localization of the culprit lesion, aiding in the definitive management of the patient.

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